Electoral College Vote Seals Trump Victory As US Next President

President-elect Donald Trump has received a majority in the US Electoral College as votes from Texas electors put him over the 270 threshold.

Monday’s result confirmed as expected Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States.

The Electoral College appeared unswayed by a last-ditch bid by die-hard opponents to bar the Republican’s path to the White House.

Six weeks after his upset victory over the Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump sailed past the 270 votes needed to make his victory official, clearing the way for him to succeed Barack Obama on January 20.

EFCC Seals Off Property Of Dasuki, Serving General

Investigations into the alleged diversion of the $2.1billion arms fund has taken a new dimension as Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed Kaduna at the weekend, evicting occupants and sealing off property believed to have belonged to the lead suspect and former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) and his alleged accomplices.

The property include an hotel complex in the Government Reserved Area (GRA), Rabah Road, Malali and a housing estate at Sani Sami Road, within the same GRA. It was also learnt that one of the property, a mighty residential duplex located at 5C, Sultan Close, is said to belong to a former Commander of Operation Lafia Dole, a Major-General.

When the property was visited yesterday, red paint marked: “EFCC, Keep off, under EFCC investigation”, was written all over the building.

When the EFCC operatives stormed the house on Sunday evening, there was a birthday party going on there, but everyone was asked to vacate the premises immediately after which it was sealed off.

Eyewitnesses said the operatives went away with the General’s wife. However, the military officer’s whereabouts were unknown as at Press time.

In addition, a multi-million naira shopping mall, allegedly belonging to the General’s wife, was equally confiscated by the anti-graft agency, with the same inscription on it. But neighbours living close to the property argued that the mouth-watering edifice belongs to the General’s brother and not his wife as alleged.

Similarly, another property, a shopping mall along Sultan Road, which is said to belong to the General’s friend, an ambassador, was equally confiscated.

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DPR Seals 50 Petrol Stations In Oyo

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Oyo and Osun field office, has sealed 50 petrol stations in Ibadan and environs for hoarding and selling petrol above the approved N87.

A station belonging to a former senator from Oke Ogun was among those closed.

Many petroleum marketers have been cashing in on the scarcity by selling fuel at exorbitant prices.

The official price is N87 per litre.

Some of the sealed stations in Ogbomoso are TDB global Venture Limited; Modern Options; Isale General; Ballah Plus; Sabo; Rubbie oil; Musalat Integrated Resources Nigeria Limited and Saajad Resourses Nigeria Limited.

The few marketers selling at government approved prices  were supported in ensuring orderliness and promptness by DPR officials.

Those closed in Ibadan are Prolek Molete for selling at N130 per litre and not willing to reverse sales; Alleluyah Oil, Idi-Arere, owned by a former senator, for selling at N140 per litre and Oando, Oritamefa, for hoarding the product.

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DPR Seals Total’s Depot, Others for Hoarding 46m Litres Of Petrol

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Thursday closed down the depots of Total Nigeria Plc, Dee Jones Limited and Eterna Oil Plc in Ibafon area of Lagos for hoarding over 46 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol.

The agency has also debunked the claims by marketers that there was scarcity of petrol and blamed the tight supply situation on depot owners, who hoard products, thus causing panic buying.

While Total and Eterna Oil were hoarding 13.6 million litres each, when DPR’s surveillance monitoring team visited the depot of Dee Jones which was hoarding about 19.5 million litres.

However, the General Manager of Dee Jones, Mr. Willy Ikeora, denied that the company was hoarding the product in its depot, stressing that they were loading but not as fast as expected by DPR.

The regulatory authority also queried Ascon Oil and ordered the management of the company to appear at the agency’s head office by 3pm yesterday and explain why the company should not be sanctioned for its slow pace of loading tankers, despite the availability of eight million litres in its depot.

Integrated Oil and Gas Limited was also directed to speed up the loading process as the company had up to 10.2 million litres of petrol when the agency’s surveillance monitoring team paid an unscheduled visit to the facility.

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